It must be music to the ears of the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra.
Closing out its 65th year, the WSO posted an operating surplus for
the sixth consecutive time, wrapping up the 2012-2013 season with
$128,000 in the bank.
ourselves to a series of goals, which we achieved, and we had a number
of lovely surprises along the way as well," said WSO executive director Trudy Schroeder.
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Measha Brueggergosman (Mat Dunlap)
Overall, concert revenue was up by a 10 per cent increase of $326,163 from the previous year, a direct result of adding three more concerts in the Pops series and two other specials.
Revenue from the private sector also rose 12 per cent or $145,051 thanks to projects like Sistema Winnipeg and donations to the WSO's Endowment Fund.
There were 10 sold-out concerts from a range of series like Masterworks, Pops, Soundbytes and Concerts for Kids. And the WSO hosted events like the annual New Music Festival, Indigenous Festival and an initiative for students called Destination WSO.
The WSO also brought prominent stars to the Winnipeg stage this season, with appearances by famed soprano Measha Brueggergosman, Barenaked Ladies and Steve Reich.
This season also marked resident conductor Richard Lee's fourth and final one with the WSO, a position American conductor Julian Pellicano steps into this fall.
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